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Polar Music Prize

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The Polar Music Prize is an "international music prize and awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements in the creation and advancement of music". The prize was founded in 1989 following a donation from Stig Anderson and is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Stig Anderson was the publisher, lyricist and manager of the Swedish pop music group ABBA, as well as founder of the Polar Music label.

The award ceremonies has been held in Stockholm during May, and laureates has received their prizes from the hand of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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1 Laureates
2 See also
3 External links

Laureates

2004 - B. B. King and György Ligeti
2003 - Keith Jarrett
2002 - Sofia Gubaidulina and Miriam Makeba
2001 - Burt Bacharach, Robert Moog and Karlheinz Stockhausen
2000 - Bob Dylan and Isaac Stern
1999 - Stevie Wonder and Iannis Xenakis
1998 - Ray Charles and Ravi Shankar
1997 - Eric Ericson and Bruce Springsteen
1996 - Pierre Boulez and Joni Mitchell
1995 - Sir Elton John and Mstislav Rostropovitch
1994 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Quincy Jones
1993 - Dizzy Gillespie and Witold Lutoslawski
1992 - Sir Paul McCartney and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)

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